Dr. A.K.M. Rezaul Karim is a young and dedicated Professor of Psychology, working at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is an internationally trained vision scientist as well as a neuroscientist, having experience of working in collaboration with reputed international scientists. Dr. Karim received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Perception) from Kanazawa University, Japan. He successfully completed his postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at Envision Research Institute, Wichita, USA and Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, USA, and also worked as an affiliate in the Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, USA. His postdoctoral training in the USA gave him a rare opportunity to expand his research to neuroaestehtics in the blind and the sighted. In his research training, he used functional MRI techniques to discover the role visual experience plays in perceiving aesthetics in 3D tactile objects (some excellent works are now under preparation for publication). Dr. Karim has experience of teaching courses in Statistics, Perception, and Neuropsychology, and also mentoring both master's and doctoral students. He has extensive expertise in psychometrics and in higher level of statistical analysis, such as, multivariate and logistic regression analyses, factor analysis and path analysis. Dr. Karim has expertise in interdisciplinary research on a wide range of topics in psychology and neuroscience. To his credit, he has 32 research papers published in a variety of peer reviewed journals, including some leading ones, and also 13 conference or symposium proceedings. His innovative works have been cited in a number of scholarly papers published in different world leading journals.
Dr. Karim's research interest includes neuroaesthetics, visuospatial perception, tactile perception, neural mechanisms of perception and cognition, and blindness rehabilitation.